Committees

WCC  COMMITTEES

JOIN A COMMITTEE! Contact information for the committee chairs can be found in the Member Directory or contact the office at 513-751-0100 or email wcc@womanscityclub.org.

WCC offers a smorgasbord of opportunities to engage in the work of the club and to connect with other members and other civic organization with which we partner. In addition to becoming part of a working Action Group,  members are welcome to become involved in planning public forums and other events, as well as events sponsored by the Action Groups. WCC also offers committee work to recruit and retain members (Membership Committee) as well as to help prepare multiple communications (Bulletin, website, social media, publicity, etc.) (Communications Committee).

ACTION GROUPS -- WCC implements Civic Engagement projects through its action groups  (see below) and its collaborative efforts. The focus of each action group evolves in response to changing needs.  Read more ...

An informal book club meets every one or two months, usually the third Saturday at 10 am, to discuss a book of common interest to WCC members, non-fiction but also fiction. Meetings and selections are announced in the Bulletin and weekly updates. Contact sarahgideonse@womanscityclub.org for more information and to join.

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION GROUP works on projects that green the urban environment and elevate eco-awareness. The committee co-sponsors a series of community conversations at St. John’s Unitarian Church, Changing Co2urse: Local Solutions to Global Crises.   Read more ...  For more information and to join, contact  the chair JeanneNightingale@womanscityclub.org.

EDUCATION ACTION GROUP (EAG) supports city public school children’s achievement and helps ensure children at risk have a fighting chance of making a success of their lives. The main project is tutoring kindergartners  in inner city schools in literacy skills, now in abeyance because of Covid 19.  Read more ...   To join the committee, contact chair sarahgideonse@womanscityclub.org. For more information about tutoring and to volunteer, contact Linda Wihl.

SOCIAL JUSTICE ACTION GROUP addresses inequities due to systemic poverty, racism, and classism.  To join, contact JanSeymour@womanscityclub.org. THRIVING CINCINNATI has folded into the Social Justice Committee.

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:  This committee plans public forums that are held several times through the year to educate the public about issues concerning the community. The committee selects topics, speakers and format; identifies venues and actively promotes each forum in the community. Read more ...  Contact JanetBuening@womanscityclub.org, chair, for more information and to join.

NATIONAL SPEAKER'S FORUM COMMITTEE meets monthly throughout the year to plan the annual National Speaker event in April. Read more ... To learn more and to join, contact BethSullebarger@womanscityclub.org

SEASONGOOD LUNCHEON  COMMITTEE  plans the annual spring Agnes B. Seasongood Luncheon that features a woman leader in the Cincinnati are, who, most years, represents the first in her field locally. Three or more graduating high school young women receive Education Awards. Read more...  To join, contact the chair SusanNoonan@womanscityclub.org

FEIST-TEA -- The committee produces the annual Feist-Tea, a winter fun event when we gather for an elegant tea to honor  three or four of our most feisty members whom we hold up as examples to emulate as we work toward fulfilling our purpose as a club. The event raises funds for the Education Awards, whose purpose is to encourage responsible civic awareness in graduating high school women who write an essay worthy of recognition.  To join, contact chair LaurieFrank@womanscityclub.org Read more ... 

                                                           STANDING COMMITTEES

MEMBERSHIP  COMMITTEE is responsible for recruiting, engaging and retaining new members.   Read more ... For more information and to join, the committee, contact Cathybailey@womanscityclub.org

COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE endeavors to ensure effective internal and external communications about Woman’s City Club activities, enhance the Club’s profile in Greater Cincinnati, and provide a public platform for the civic voice. It connects members and friends in the community through its website, monthly Bulletins, weekly Updates, social media, flyers and press releases.   For more information and to join,
Contact Sarah Gideonse@womanscityclub.org.

FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE-MicheleDillingham@womanscityclub.org

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE organizes food and beverages for WCC forums and gatherings.  To join, contact office at wcc@womanscityclub.org

 

ACTION GROUPS
EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES (CONTINUED)
Education Action Group Committee
Sarah Gideonse (Chair)Steering committee:
Harriet Kaufman
Helen O’Neal
Dee Shaffer
Fran Turner
Linda Wihl

Environmental Action Group
Jeanne Nightingale (Chair)
Pinky Kocoshis
Hera Reines
Beth Sullebarger

Social Justice Action Committee

Jan Seymour VP Civic Engagement (Chair)

Steering committee:

Jo-Ann Albers
Noel Beyer
Debbie Davidson
Jeff Dey
Sarah Gideonse
Lexy Hope
Harriet Kaufman
Susan Noonan
Janice Seymour

Status of Women Action Group
Susan Noonan, chair
Sarah Gideonse (book club)

Thriving Cincinnati (folded into Social Justice Action Group)

EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEES

National Speaker Committee
Beth Sullebarger( Co-Chair)
Candie Simmons (Co-Chair)
Jane Anderson
Janet Buening
Marge Davis
Carole Donnelly
Sarah Gideonse
Barbara Myers
Edna McKeon
Jeanne Nightingale
Susan Noonan
Jeanette Rost
Alice Schneider
Kay Yount-Smith
Mary Wells

Program Committee
Janet Buening, VP Programs, Chair
Dot Christensen
Marge Davis
Sarah Gideonse
Amy Katzman
Jeanne Nightingale
Susan Noonan
David Siders

Feist-Tea Committee
Laurie Frank. chair
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Marge Davis
Jeff Dey
Helen O’Neal
Seasongood Luncheon Committee
Susan Noonan. Chair
Sharon McCreary – Chair, education awards
Marge Davis
Alice Schneider
Leslie Spencer
Stephanie Stoller
Mary WellsHospitality Committee
Sharon McCreary, Chair
Ann Fierst

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEES

Membership Committee
Cathy B. Bailey, VP Membership (chair)
Anne Buening
Janet Buening
Jeff Dey
Sarah Gideonse
Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney
Beth Sullebarger

Communications Committee
Sarah Gideonse (Chair)
Jo-Ann Huff Albers
Janet Buening
Patty Kelly
Susan Noonan
Alice Schneider
Beth Sullebarger
Janet Walsh
Christa Zielke

Finance & Development Committee
Michele Dillingham, Treasurer
Janet Buening
Michelle Dillingham
Carole Donnelly
Susan Noonan
Jeanette Rost
Rina Saperstein
Alice Schneider
Beth Sullebarger

Nominating Committee 2021-2022

  1. Marge Davis
  2. Amy Katzman
  3. Vacant
  4. to be appointed by the board
  5. to be appointed by the board